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The Eight Bells JD Wetherspoon

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19 Cannon Street, Dover CT16 1BZ, England
+44 1304 205030
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Thu 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 1:00 am
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Love this wetherspoons- purely for the staff. There is one dragon lady who talks to all staff terribly. Food is always quick and nice. Deal with a drunken me very well. Horrible pub really, old and dirty, awful lighting and standard spoons- no music. Full of Dovorians (never a good thing) This truly is making the most of a bad... More 

Thank Nelly-gumbean
London, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

its a bog standard wetherspoons, not great not terrible , whining staff losing the plot it seems , it it was a hands on boozer with an owner always there then there would be big changes

Thank 896jude
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We often visit our weatherspoons to meet family for breakfast. Such good value for money, nice hot food, refillable coffee until midday and Friendly service particularly from a lovely young waitress called Hannah. Overall good value for money.

Thank Stokesy123
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was very disappointed when they stopped serving roast dinners on a Sunday, Me and my family went for a meal and I choose the lamb shank, when I asked for mint sauce I was told they had none!!!!!!!! Come on guys everyone knows you have to have mint sauce with lamb, sort it out

Thank Tracie P
Kenny B, Manager at The Eight Bells JD Wetherspoon, responded to this review

Many thanks for your feedback and apologies for not having mint sauce, we will order some in ASAP. More 

Adelaide, Australia
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192 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Dover on holidays had lunch at the restaurant, the service was good the food very good and prices very competitive. Quite good for a quiet and easy lunch while touring.

Thank Chris K
Kenny B, Manager at The Eight Bells JD Wetherspoon, responded to this review

We are glad you enjoyed your visit and many thanks for your review. More 

Rockford, Illinois
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Americans visiting England and seeking the quintessential pub experience found it at the Eight Bells in Dover. We loved the food, the beer selection, the time it took to get our food was quick, I could go on. Very good value for the price.

Thank laylas939
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016 via mobile

For the price.the quality is always outstanding.been to a fair few wetherspoons and only ever had one average meal and it was not from this branch.always piping hot.always very well cooked.lovely range of food.dirt cheap

Thank joeyb1993007
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47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

Bad service and waiting staff are fairly rude. The barman was utterly rude to me and rather than complain we sat at our table and enjoyed a meal of cold food. We had ordered and we're left for quite a while at the table with no idea how long the food would take. When it arrived it was microwaved and... More 

Thank donna131975
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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149 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016 via mobile

A really good visit. We were staying in Dover and decided to have our evening meal here. The choice of food on the menu was really good for adults and teenagers, the price was good as was the service from very helpful staff. The choice of drinks was extensive and good value. We had a very good meal and returned... More 

Thank Rob N
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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130 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

Wetherspoons are much of a muchness but what makes a difference is the quality of staff and without fail the staff here seem to be very friendly and helpful. The decor is nice and the whole place (including the toilets) is clean. We went on a Sunday lunchtime and the place was very busy but the food came within 20... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Bar scene
Open Hours
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 1:00 am
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 Cannon Street, Dover CT16 1BZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Dover
  • Phone Number: +44 1304 205030

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